What I have discovered is that you need to have independent tilt and shift as a given and free rotation of both to give the ultimate creative control.
Doug wrote:Sounds like you are describing the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift.
You can hire a Canon TS-E 17mm F4 L Tilt Shift from Photographic Wholesalers for $95 day rate if you had any question of the benifit/value of a tilt shift and to get first hand experience of the intricacies of use.
I think you have the temperament and subject matter interest to make good use of this type of lens.
Subtract what it would cost for a same quality 24mm L prime (I believe there is no finer Canon 24mm anyway than the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift) then the extra build complexity of it being a TS does not make the price of admittance seem quite so bad.
I cannot offer any other perspective than that, having never used one.
beeb wrote:I think they're great, and am saving for a 17mm TS-E as we speak. 24mm has never been quite wide enough for me, but until recently it was the only wide TS-E that could accept filters. However, now there's a mob that make a filter-system for the 17mm (and other Ultra-Wides) going by the brand name Wonderpana. I can't speak to the quality of the filters, but the price is surprisingly reasonable and I will more than likely purchase a set when I get the 17mm, but I almost constantly have CPL's on all my lenses, and am a big fan of Grad-ND's and so on, it may be less of an issue for you.
Right now, I'm really concerned with whether it's necessary to have that independent control or not. There's a massive price difference between having it or not, especially if the reality of architectural captures is that it's not really necessary.
Eden wrote:I have seen this brand a few times and noticed the 24mm f3.5 tilt shift is around $1050 on feebay and allows for filters
it isnt 17mm but the review was an education for me to say the least, what a clever lens tilt shifts are.
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/revi ... g24ts.html
Plays with Light wrote:To compare the imagery (at 100%) of the Samyang and the Canon 24mm Mk1 click here, at f/8+ it's pretty damn close.
Plays with Light wrote:I am more concerned with the ability to keep in focus a landscape, with maybe a waterfall that's at an odd angle, or foreground and background items at an odd angle across the screen. Would that perhaps necessitate the independent use of tilt and shift?
W G wrote:Another option open to the digital shooter is Helicon focus — or focus stacking which is a lot more facile.
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